Nadella rejigs core Microsoft team, Windows chief quits

Nadella rejigs core Microsoft team, Windows chief quits

Myerson has been at Microsoft for more than two decades, and his responsibilities had grown significantly through several reorganizations since 2013. "This was always the plan, but when I see the Office 365 leader leading Windows and Azure leading Windows Server, I'm expecting a faster transition".

Rajesh Jha is set to lead the experience and devices teams, which will focus on creating a cohesive end-user experience, no matter what devices users are on.

Search is now available in Calendar for Windows 10! Alex Kipman was assigned to lead a new team called "AI Perception & Mixed Reality (MR)".

Windows devices chief and longtime Microsoft executive Terry Myerson will leave the company as part of the moves.

One team is focused on experiences and devices, and will seek to "instill a unifying product ethos" across the company's myriad software and hardware products, he said. And Xbox's success has had little or nothing to do with the various Windows-related efforts that emerged from the WDG in the past few years, like the Windows Universal Platform, which was aimed at convincing developers to write apps that would run on the company's phone, PC and gaming platforms. "The goal of the [Cloud + AI Platform] team is to drive platform coherence and compelling value across all layers of the technology stack, starting with the distributed computing fabric (cloud and edge) to AI (infrastructure, run times, frameworks, tools and high-level services around perception, knowledge and cognition)". "Computing experiences are evolving to include multiple senses and are no longer bound to one device at a time but increasingly spanning many as we move from home to work and on the go".

New Experiences and Technology: Kudo Tsunoda will continue to lead this team. Jason Zander was promoted to lead the Azure team as Executive Vice President, Azure. Eric Boyd, now corporate vice president of AI data and infrastructure will lead a new AI Cognitive Services & Platform team and drive Microsoft's a variety of AI and machine learning services. Zander is also inheriting the Windows platform team to help create a more "unified distributed computing infrastructure and application model". Most of the company's other AI tools will move under the wing of a new AI Cognitive Services & Platform group.

The reorganization is "really doubling down on the cloud as the fundamental platform for Microsoft", said Ed Anderson, an analyst at Gartner. Now with 15 million members, you continue to make our product and our team better each and every day.

They join the existing Microsoft AI & Research group, led by research chief Harry Shum, to form three massive engineering groups inside the Redmond tech giant.

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